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A Message from Our Pastors

We want to take a moment to let you know how grateful we are for your leadership at The Father’s House in the our TFH Groups. We know that it takes sacrifice, humility and a deep love for people to open up your house each week and let a bunch of people come over. However, we also know that when community is led well it has a transformative power in peoples lives.

Our mission at The Father’s House is to “Love God. Love People. Influence the World.” And the way that we do this is to “Lead people to take their next step on the spiritual journey towards becoming a fully surrendered disciple of Jesus Christ.” You are on the front lines of advancing this mission as a church and we are honored to be serving with you on this journey.

1 Peter 5:8-9 says ” Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.”

People all over Rochester experience what the enemy wants to do to them. He continually seeks to isolate us from one another. He really hates community and the strength and joy that comes from doing life with others.

God is using your leadership to overcome the barriers people face on their spiritual journeys. Thank your or your investment, commitment and love for this house and the people God has brought to The Father’s House.

TFHGroups Mission

We lead people to take their next step on the journey of become fully surrendered disciples of Jesus Christ together.


Biblical Foundation for TFHGroups

It is in the context of Biblical community that we lead people towards the abundant life Jesus promises.


Types of TFHGroups

We have a wide range of TFH Groups.


TFHGroup Leader Role Description

Lead each person in the group to become a fully surrendered disciple of Jesus Christ.


Group Coach Role Description

Help each leader they coach to become more effective at leading their members to become fully surrendered disciples of Jesus Christ.


TFHGroup Coffee Conversations

Leader and coach meet monthly to discuss leadership growth and discuss a leadership resource.


Great Leadership – Door to Couch Experience

Every person who arrives at a TFH Group will feel as though they have arrived at the home of a loving and caring family member.

Great Leadership – A Predictable Agenda

Every group follows a predictable timeline.


Great Leadership – Establishing Ground Rules

Every member of the group knows what is expected behavior for group interaction.

Great Leadership – Establishing Conversation

Leader extracts great conversation from all members and facilitates spiritual growth.


Great Leadership – Leading Great Prayer Times

Regular time exists with-in group time that includes short prayer requests and short prayers.

Great Leadership – Addressing Care Needs

Each member receives timely, supportive and appropriate care in response to moments of crisis.


Finding Additional Group Members

Every group leader is able to find and recruit members for their group.


Indicators of a Healthy Group

Each group leader monitors the indicators and adjusts their leadership to ensure the group is healthy and growing.


Replication Through Co-Leader Development

Every leader identifies and trains one member who will one day lead another TFH Group.


Stages of Spiritual Growth

Understanding the spiritual journey of those you lead.


TFHGroup Leader – Continuous Learning Menu

As a part of being a TFH Group Leader at The Father’s House, we encourage continuous learning and growth.


TFHGroup Co-Leader – Development Plan

To maximize the impact of this plan, meet with your co-leader before each meeting.


TFHGroup Leader Commitment

I am committed to allowing God to work through me to help group members on their journey of becoming fully surrendered disciples of Jesus Christ. I am ALL IN!